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This vibrant spring mango quinoa salad is filled with colours and textures. It is an easy healthy dish that it is equally delicious served warm or chilled.
Yesterday when I left from work the day was VERY beautiful that I thought, “I can’t go home before the sunset”. But the reality is that I had lots of things to do at home. So I went home, worked a little bit more and then I prepared this mango quinoa salad for me and my hubby. I was so excited to see that beautiful blue sky again that we have dinner for the first time this year on the patio!! Isn’t that wonderful? I love to be able to eat outside, enjoying the gorgeous nature. We live in a condo, but on the second floor and for this reason we have a nice patio where I have a table with 4 chairs, a BBQ and even gives me some space to have few pots to plant some veggies like tomatoes and bell peppers. I can share some pictures and talk more about it on another post.
So back to the dinner! I guess the neighbors had the same idea because they were eating outside as well. It is so fun that during the winter season everybody seems to be hibernating like bears… hahhaha! I am saying that because yesterday was the first time I saw my neighbors next door since October! I know it is a shame, but here it is so cold from December to March that we are always inside. For this reason it is difficult to meet our neighbours.
When I woke up this morning at 6:30am the room was so bright because the sun was already shinning and it brought a huge smile on my face. Oh God I totally love the sun!! Maybe you think I am silly for being so happy with the blue sky and the sunshine, but if you lived in Canada you know what I mean. During 4 months of the year you wake up and it is dark and when it is 4pm is already dark again. Please, don’t think I am complaining about living in Canada, because I don’t. I love this country form the bottom of my heart. I am just explaining why I love so much spring and summer time 😉
Now, let’s talk a little bit about this mango quinoa salad. As I said I came home and I was very busy. The first thing that crossed my mind was: “I don’t have time to cook, I will order a pizza”. But I am really committed to eat healthier during the entire week (on the weekends I scrap the diet a little bit, because I am human … hahhaha! Excuses!!) I thought “I’ll make a quick easy quinoa salad and we will feel very satisfied. It took me only 30 minutes from chopping all the ingredients and cooking the quinoa. Fast and easy! I also thought would be great to add mango in there because as I said before I love fruit in my salads. It tastes delicious and you can have it with a delicious lemon chicken legs or a maple-mustard salmon. Yummy!
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- Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the onions, , mango, bell pepper, black beans, and parsley.
- Pour the homemade vinaigrette dressing over the quinoa salad and stir to combine.
- Garnish with parsley before serving.
- This salad is good served at room temperature or chilled.
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